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Old 06-26-2006, 01:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Lol... Well if you think its a piece of crap you might as well just drop the opty because its basically the same architecture. For your budget I would suggest going with an athlon 64 since you don't seem to be willing to spend on good cooling or a good mobo.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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you like critsizing me don't you, i'm a 15 year old you think i'm gonna have a budget of 2 grand?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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No, how am I making you spend more by trying to tell you to get a cheaper cpu with higher clocks?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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(sorry anger got me there) i don't think you're trying to get me to spend more, i just don't like the Athlon 64, every system i've been on that has one was slower than a 1.10GHz Celeron (maybe it was just me but, i'm not going to get an Athlon 64, i have my mind set on an Opteron)
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You do realize opteron and Athlon 64 have the same core architecture so they will perform the same?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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yes, great i'm going to end up changing my mind.

Ok, if the Athlon 64 will perform same as the Opty, which Athlon could i get better performance out of a 3200+ or 3500+ and will they still perform better dispite the lower cache.

I'm curious now
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Well processor speed is a more important factor then cache. On stock settings the faster cpu will be better so A 3200 or 3500 would be better then the opty. I think the 3500 would be the best deal for like $110. It will also give you some room for a better video card.

In your situation I would not go with an opteron because you are only going to do a mild OC which an Athlon 64 can handle very well. You will be able to OC the 3500. Basically people go with opterons for more extreme overclocking like 600mhz+. If you only wanna OC a few ghz the athlon 64 is for you.

So I'd personally go with the 3500. Actually I am getting the 3500 for a budget comp I'm building this week.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I can get a 3500+ for $109 and could have it ordered this week, I'm going to stick with the MSI Neo4-F, but what would a good video card, i can get a 6600 (non GT) for around $80 which would suit my needs for a while untill i could upgrade to a Geforce 7 series.

Ok, here's what i have now

Athlon 64 3500+ Venice
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533

K8N Neo4-F
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440


MSI NX6600-TD128E Lite Geforce 6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127192

What do you think, all the other stuff i have selected will do, and other reccomendations?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:52 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Looks good.
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:54 AM   #20 (permalink)
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good, i'll have to start ordering
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